Adverbs • • • • ... Why don’t monsters ever eat clowns? They taste funny.
Adverbs • • • • • • • • • • Rules to Remember Rule: Adverbs are words that describe a verb or an adjective. Why don’t monsters ever eat clowns? . . . They taste funny. • Explanation: The adverb “funny” tells more about the verb “taste.” What goes up without ever coming down? . . . your age • Explanation: The adverb “up” tells more about the verb “goes.” Why did the firefly fail the test? . . . He wasn’t very bright. • Explanation: The word “very” tells more about the verb “bright.” Rule: Adverbs tell how, when, where, and to what degree. Doctor: “You have acute appendicitis.” Patient: “I came here to be treated, not complimented!” Why should you never tell a secret near a clock? . . . because time will tell Why is it so hard for a ladybug to play hide and seek? . . . because she’s always spotted Rule: Many adverbs end with the letters ly. Did George Washington ever hunt bear? . . . No, he was always fully clothed when he went hunting. Who deliberately drives away every customer? . . . a taxicab driver Why are rabbits so good at math? . . . They really know how to multiply. What did the magnet say to the steel? . . . “I find you irresistibly attractive.” • Note: The “e” at the end of the adjective “irresistible” was dropped before the “ly” was added. #3019 Laugh and Learn Grammar ©Teacher Created Resources, Inc.